A bit of background on Steve Anderson...

Steve has been a car nut since childhood and decided early on to pursue a career in car design. Like most "car shaders", he attended Art Center College of Design and has since enjoyed employment with Volkswagen, Nissan, General Motors and Audi.  Some of his career highlights have been to be involved with the creation of the New Beetle, Nissan's Z and Titan, GM's (Pontiac) Solstice, SoCal Belly Tanker, the EcoJet supercar for Jay Leno and his last project, Audi's PB18-etron that was rolled out in Monterey August 2018.

The work you see here is the result of Steve pursuing the art of automotive illustration on an "after hours" basis. It started back in 1996 with his involvement in Zone 8 Porsche Club of America and an owner's request that he create a sketch of his car. Steve soon landed on a sort of signature style which can best be described as "documentary". His goal was to try to tell a car's story and create something of a visual certificate of authenticity (in fact many owners have asked him to incorporate their own Heritage Certificate or Manufacturers window sticker). Steve pursued this endeavor because he enjoyed the cars and  the people he got to know.  Steve passed away unexpectedly May 2018 of a heart attack. Steve was an amazing husband and father to five children.  (Cole, Sydney, Claire, Kate, Rhys) He valued education and SAI came about as a way to help supplement their educational endeavors.  The proceeds from the sale of his work are devoted towards our younger two childrens' college tuition.  While the custom illustration work will not go on without Steve, my goal is to continue Steve's legacy and the love he had for automotive design.  All the images you will see here represent years of work.  I hope you enjoy it as much as he enjoyed creating it.

-Kerry Anderson